EgeU – Turkey - emPLANT+ Master

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European Commission’s ECTS Label in 2011

High number of exchange students and staff through the Erasmus Program among Turkish universities

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Ege University is a state university that acts as a focal point for education, research, cultural and social activities in the city of Izmir and the Aegean region. As the educational and cultural focal point of İzmir, Ege University takes its place in the middle with its half a century long history.
Ege University was established in 1955 (according to Law No: 6595) with two faculties: Medicine and Agriculture. Today, Ege University, which is aware of the responsibility of being the first university in the Region, pioneers the cooperation platforms of Izmir and Regional Universities in different areas.


Ege University is a research based, teaching oriented institution, training students up to Doctorate level.
Ege University is the University of Choice for intelligent, motivated students who are willing to learn and accept responsibility and wish to receive high quality education in an atmosphere where ideas are freely exchanged.

Ege University encourages and puts high emphasis on both basic and applied research. Ege University positions itself to be one of the most innovative and research-oriented universities in Turkey. It sets its sight at attaining universal quality in terms of education, scientific research and projects. It cooperates with foreign universities for educational and research purposes, to help increase the quality of education to international standards.

International and European cooperation plays an important role in the strategic development of Ege University. Internalization includes all university activities such as education, research, knowledge transfer and administration. Ege University aspires to improve the quality of studies, research and teaching by expanding international education and cooperation.
Ege University has been awarded the prestigious European Commission’s ECTS Label in 2011.
Ege University stands out for the high number of exchange students and staff through the Erasmus Program among Turkish universities.


70,000 students are enrolled at Ege University
in the 2016-2017 academic year
The number of the academic staff is
approximately 3 000
15 Faculties
3 Graduate Schools
6 four-year Schools
6 Institutes
10 two-year Vocational Training Schools
35 Research and Application Centers



Seed and Plant Breeding industries are rapidly changing and evolving in recent years. In 2012, Turkey’s first multi-disciplinary master program was established within the Ege University Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences with the permission of Turkish Council of High Education in order to contribute to the development of the seed sector by transferring scientific and technological developments in these areas.


The program has two sub-programs, which are called “Seed Production and Technology” and “Variety Development”. The mission of the master programme is to educate the students in the latest developments of seed science and technology within a multi-disciplinary curriculum including all components of seed industry (breeding, production, technology and marketing). In addition the students will complete an MSc thesis.

Last updated : October 18, 2017